Curriculum and Requirements

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as information technology security professionals, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in occupations such as computer specialist, network security specialist, e-commerce website support specialist, networking specialist, and network technician. This program prepares students to work in Internet, intranet, extranet and enterprise environments; installing, configuring, designing, and managing secure data and e-commerce resources. Program completers will receive training that will prepare them to take the Network+ and Security+ certification examinations. These exams are not offered on campus.

Program Code: AS-ITS

The following program core of 18 hours applies to all IT AS degree programs:

Hours: 18

The following 27 hours apply specifically to the Information Technology Security AS degree:

Hours: 27

The following 18 hours meet the General Education Requirements:

  • CGS 1100 - Microcomputer Applications 3 cr.
  • ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 cr.
  • Any Elective Area II course listed in the Associate in Science Degree Program Requirements 3cr.
  • Any Area III Mathematics course listed in the Associate in Science Degree Program Requirements 3cr. (Note: Students wishing to transfer to a bachelor program should take MAC 1105.)
  • Any Area III Natural Science course listed in the Associate in Science Degree Program Requirements 3cr.
  • Any Elective Area IV course listed in the Associate in Science Degree Program Requirements 3cr.

Hours: 18

Total Hours: 63

Note(s):

Three hours of credit will be granted toward an Associate in Science degree in Information Technology Security for the successful completion with a "C" average or better in Web Internet Services at the Marchman Technical Center. Credit will be awarded for Computer Concepts (CGS 1000).

Students must receive a high school diploma and successfully complete 15 hours of college-level credit in classroom instruction at PHSC before credit will be given. To be awarded credit, a student must send a copy of a completed Request for Credit for Articulated Programs from Marchman Technical Center (Form SAR-50) to the director of admissions and student records after the student has completed 15 hours. This form is available in the Student Development office on each campus.